Lebara Mobile offers SIM-only deals with no contract and no credit check. You can get 10GB of data for £10.
In the UK, Lebara Mobile offers low-cost SIM cards for your mobile phone, starting from £5/month with no contract or credit check.
On Lebara, there’s no contract to sign so you can change or cancel your plan at any time. You’ll get access to Vodafone’s 4G network with 99% population coverage. You’ll also get 5G coverage if you’re using a 5G phone in a 5G coverage area.
As a special offer for September 2021, you can get a 50% discount on your Lebara Mobile plan for the first three months. Simply order your plan through this link and enter the Lebara21 voucher code at checkout.
In this article, we’ll review Lebara Mobile’s SIM-only deals and the offers that are currently available. We’ll also look at the key features of Lebara Mobile including their flexible 30-day rolling plans, the inclusive international minutes and the unlimited data plans that are available.
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|Best SIM Only Deal:||10GB data for £10|
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- 1 Lebara SIM Only Deals
- 2 Lebara Mobile Features
- 3 Network & Coverage
- 4 Keeping Your Phone Number
- 5 Frequently Asked Questions
- 6 More Information
Lebara SIM Only Deals
In the UK, Lebara Mobile offers low-cost SIM-only deals from £5/month. All of their SIM-only plans include a 30-day allowance of UK minutes, international minutes, UK texts and mobile data. You’ll also get access to Vodafone’s 4G & 5G network, and there’s no contract or credit check so there’s lots of flexibility.
The following table shows Lebara Mobile’s SIM-only deals from £5 per month:
It’s also possible to use Lebara Mobile on a Pay As You Go basis. For instance, you’ll pay their international calling rates when you call a country that isn’t on the list of the 41 inclusive international calling destinations. You can also buy their SIM Only plans using a text message bundle code (albeit with a reduced data allowance compared to buying a SIM-only plan online).
Lebara Mobile Features
30 Day Rolling Plans
All of Lebara’s SIM-only plans work on a 30-day rolling basis. In a similar way to other subscription-based services such as Netflix and Spotify, this means there’s no contract and you’ll only need to pay for one month at a time.
Normally, your plan will automatically renew from a registered credit card or debit card, but you have the flexibility to change this or to cancel this at any time.
No Credit Check
Unlike on many other mobile phone SIM cards, there’s no need to undergo a credit check when joining Lebara Mobile. In addition, your monthly bill is capped by default so you won’t be able to run up unexpected charges by accident.
If you’d like to use your Lebara Mobile SIM card for something that isn’t included within your plan allowance (e.g. for special rate phone calls or for international calls to a non-inclusive country), you can top-up your account with some Pay As You Go credit.
All of Lebara Mobile’s SIM-only plans include an allowance of international minutes for calling 41 countries. You’ll either get 100 international minutes, 500 international minutes or unlimited international minutes depending on the plan you choose.
Your inclusive international minutes on Lebara Mobile can be used for calling phone numbers in the following countries:
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- Republic of Korea
- United States
If you’d like to call a phone number in any other country, you’ll pay Lebara Mobile’s international rates instead.
Unlimited Data Plans
If you’d like unlimited data with no speed restrictions and 4G coverage from Vodafone, you can get unlimited data on Lebara Mobile from £25/month. Lebara has confirmed that there are no hidden usage limits or caps for unlimited data usage in the UK. There’s also no contract or credit check required, in common with the other plans from Lebara Mobile.
At present, you can choose from the following unlimited data plans on Lebara Mobile:
- You’ll pay £25 per month for unlimited UK minutes, 100 international minutes, unlimited UK texts and unlimited 4G data.
- You’ll pay £30 per month for unlimited UK minutes, unlimited international minutes, unlimited UK texts and unlimited 4G data.
The following table shows these unlimited data plans from Lebara Mobile:
For more information, see our full guide to Lebara Mobile’s unlimited data plan.
Network & Coverage
2G, 3G & 4G Coverage
On Lebara Mobile, you’ll get access to Vodafone’s 2G, 3G and 4G networks. This gives you access to 99% population coverage across the UK, with a mobile signal available from Lebara in all of the same places you can get a signal from Vodafone.
According to Lebara, the average download speed on their 4G network is “over 20Mbps”. If you’d like to make sure you can get a signal where you live, you can enter your postcode on Vodafone’s online coverage map.
For more information, see our guide to Lebara Mobile coverage.
You can access 5G coverage on all of Lebara Mobile’s plans, providing you have a 5G-ready phone. This gives you download speeds that are about five to ten times faster than 4G, along with more network capacity and lower amounts of latency.
Lebara launched their 5G service in August 2021. It’s now offered to all Lebara Mobile customers at no extra cost. Like their 2G, 3G and 4G network, the 5G service is also being provided by Vodafone.
Tethering & Personal Hotspot
Tethering or personal hotspot refers to the process of sharing your smartphone’s internet connection with another device (e.g. with your laptop or tablet). It’s often used as a convenient way to get access to mobile broadband without needing a separate device or plan for it.
On Lebara Mobile, you can use tethering and personal hotspot to share your data allowance with other devices. This includes when you’re using the unlimited data plan.
If you’re travelling abroad to another country, you can continue using your Lebara Mobile SIM card through international roaming.
If you’re travelling to another European destination, you can use your Lebara Mobile plan allowances at no extra cost. This includes all of the minutes, texts and mobile data on your plan, subject to a fair usage limit as described on this page.
If you’re travelling abroad to India, you’ll also get inclusive roaming on your Lebara Mobile UK SIM card. This is capped at a fair use limit of 10GB data, 200 minutes of outgoing calls, 200 minutes of incoming calls and 200 text messages per month.
If you’re travelling to any other country, you’ll pay Lebara Mobile’s standard international roaming rates.
Keeping Your Phone Number
Start by ordering your new SIM-only plan from the Lebara Mobile website. Once you’ve done that, you can request a PAC Code from your old mobile network. You can get one through their website or app, or by texting PAC to 65075.
When your new SIM card arrives in the post, you can submit the PAC Code to Lebara through this page on their website. They will schedule the transfer of your phone number (normally for the next working day) once you’ve completed the form. You’ll also receive £10 of free credit as a bonus for transferring your phone number in.
For a step-by-step guide on how to transfer your phone number to Lebara Mobile, please select your current mobile network from the drop down menu below:
For more information about transferring your phone number between networks, see our full guide to using a PAC Code.
Frequently Asked Questions
|What SIM-only plans does Lebara Mobile offer?||
Lebara Mobile currently offers the following SIM-only deals:
The international minutes on your Lebara Mobile plan can be used for calling phone numbers in 41 countries.
|What are Lebara Mobile bundle codes?||
If you want to buy a Lebara Mobile plan using your Pay As You Go credit, you’ll need to use a Lebara Mobile SMS bundle code as follows:
You’ll normally be far better off buying your plan online. This is because you’ll get twice as much data (e.g. 10GB data for £10 instead of 5GB). If you’re a new customer, you can also benefit from Lebara Mobile’s double data offer which will boost this even further (e.g. to 20GB data for £10).
|Does Lebara Mobile offer unlimited data?||
Yes. Lebara Mobile offers a choice of two unlimited data plans, both of which have uncapped 4G download speeds and Vodafone coverage:
|What coverage is available on Lebara Mobile?||
On Lebara Mobile, you’ll get 99% population coverage using Vodafone’s 2G, 3G and 4G networks in the UK. According to Lebara, the average download speed on their 4G network is “more than 20Mbps”. For more information, see our guide to Lebara Mobile coverage.
|Can I keep my current phone number?||
Yes. It’s easy keeping your current phone number when moving to Lebara Mobile. Start by asking your current mobile network to provide you with a PAC Code. This can be obtained through your mobile network’s website or app, or by texting PAC to 65075. You can then order your Lebara Mobile SIM card online. Once you’ve done that, you can submit your details on this page. You’ll get £10 of bonus credit when you transfer your phone number to Lebara.